Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source in a website. In the most popular case, the text from one file is incorporated in another, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. For example, if your site consists of ten webpages, 5 of them can have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five pages, which shall permit you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting packages we provide and enable it separately for every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, as you don't need any coding knowledge to benefit from all functions that our solutions contain. If you have by now built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We have a detailed Help article about the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set. You need to only be certain that all of the files implementing SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are modified and point to the already renamed files.